San Diego Musical Theatre’s NEXT TO NORMAL
Left to Right: Eddie Egan (Gabe), Bets Malone (Diana) and Robert J. Townsend (Dan)
Photo Credit: John Howard
San Diego Musical Theatre’s NEXT TO NORMAL,
(Production runs through October 12, 2014 at the North Park Theatre)
NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diana Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
Directed by Nick DeGruccio with Musical Direction by Don LeMaster. Cast includes: Bets Malone*, Robert J. Townsend*, Eddie Egan*, Lindsay Joan, Eric Michael Parker and Geno Carr* (*- Member, Actors Equity Association).
October 5-11 is National Mental Health Awareness Week…San Diego Musical Theatre‘s current highly acclaimed production, NEXT TO NORMAL (with only two more weekends at the North Park Theatre, which closes October 12), boldly addresses several mental health issues…and SDMT is donating 10% of funds raised at the theatre during the run of NEXT TO NORMAL with their new fundraising campaign: “YOU GIVE…WE GIVE” to these Non-Profits : The National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org/ and the San Diego Chapter and International Bipolar Foundation http://ibpf.org/.
Here is a video montage of SDMT’s Opening Night of NEXT TO NORMAL
and the “Meet the Cast” video:
For more information: SDMT website: www.sdmt.org or 858-560-5740.
SDMT NEXT TO NORMAL Reviews
UT Pam Kragen: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/sep/28/theater-review-next-to-normal/
Carol Davis: http://www.examiner.com/review/next-to-normal-the-best-of-sd-musical-theatre?CID=examiner_alerts_article
Charlene Baldridge: http://charleneandbrendaintheblogosphere.blogspot.com/2014/09/normal-special.html
Pat Launer (Times of San Diego): http://timesofsandiego.com/arts/2014/09/30/dark-themes-delectable-production-next-normal/
Barry Jagoda: (At the Top Journal): http://www.atthetopjournal.com/
Marty Jones Westlin (San Diego Story): http://www.sandiegostory.com/next-normal-sports-flaw-ensemble/
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